Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale….
Not in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine myself being spoiled aboard a luxury yacht sailing through the magnificent mythic waters and historic coastlines of the Greek Cyclades . Yet this summer, Pathos and its crew serendipitously came into our life and I can easily say it will never be the same!
We chartered Pathos, Greek for Passion, for a week in July. It all began with a broker referral from a friend. I quickly learned that the key to a successful yachting experience is to work with a phenomenal broker. It is a meticulous process. Capable brokers know the yachts and the crews they charter. They also get to know the passengers and all the likes, dislikes, preferences and any other information helpful to ensure a fabulous week. You will be spending a week in a confined space so it’s imperative to make sure that all personalities, environment and the vessel are a good fit. Pathos surpassed all our expectations and set the bar. The best way to explore and see all that this vast coastline has to offer is definitely by sea!
We chose to vacation in Greece for its intriguing history, archeological sites and beautiful islands, thousands of them! Each with its own charm and identity.
Greek sovereign land includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 islands are inhabited. With so many beautiful places choosing an itinerary can be overwhelming. Onboard Pathos we were at the helm of our own experience but thankfully we also had the help of our very knowledgeable Captain who has over twenty years experience in the area. For seven glorious, sun-kissed days my family and I experienced postcard worthy scenes, played in crystal clear turquoise waters, strolled through whitewashed villages lined with cascading bougainvilleas, ate and drank like Greek Gods and Goddesses, swam in thermal waters, walked through sacred mythical ancient grounds, partied like rock stars and relaxed in exotic posh beach clubs. Not to mention being spoiled by each member of our wonderful crew. It was absolutely decadent, dreamy and worth every penny!